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Maine Bill Would Make It Easier to Opt Out of Smart Meters, Undermine Federal Program

AUGUSTA, Maine (March 17, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Maine legislature would prohibit a utility company from penalizing a customer for opting out of “smart meter” installation on their home or business. Passage of this bill would allow Mainers to protect their own privacy, and it would take a step toward blocking a federal program in effect.

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To the Governor’s Desk: Maine Bill Restricts Drones for Surveillance

AUGUSTA, Maine (June 20, 2015) – A Maine bill that would drastically restrict the use of drones by state and local law enforcement and serve to thwart one aspect of the federal surveillance state was approved by the full legislature last week. It will now go to the Gov. LePage’s desk where he can sign it into law.

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Maine Bill Taking on NSA Spying Passes Out of Committee 9-4

AUGUSTA, Maine (May 7, 2015) – A Maine bill that would turn off support and resources to the NSA in the Pine Tree State passed out of joint committee by a surprisingly comfortable margin yesterday, despite intense opposition form the state attorney general.

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Maine Bill Taking On NSA Still Working Through Committee Process

AUGUSTA, Maine (April 14, 2015) – A Maine bill that would turn off support and resources to the NSA in the Pine Tree State continues to slowly make its way through the committee process, but faces powerful opposition.

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Legislation in Maine Represents a Transpartisan Attack on NSA Spying

AUGUSTA, Maine (March 1, 2015) – A bill filed in the Maine Senate late last week represents a transpartisan effort taking on the surveillance state. The legislation would not only support efforts to turn off NSA’s water in states where a physical NSA facility is located, but would also have immediate practical effects on how surveillance is used in some situations.

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